Category Archive: Engines and Gear

CFN Shakedown Cruise: John’s Bay 47

By Brian Robbins

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Welcome to another CFN Shakedown Cruise.

Periodically, we will focus on a new launch and dig a little deeper into what went Read the rest

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Jason Joyce wants you to see the light – and stay afloat

SWANS ISLAND, ME – Lobsterman Jason Joyce didn’t get into selling LED lights because he was looking for a side business … he simply wanted … Read the rest

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NEW BOAT – Black Pearl

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 Builder: SW Boatworks, Lamoine, ME 

Owner: Phil Black, Blue Hill, ME

 

  • Dimensions: 36’x13’9”
  • Designer: Calvin Beal Jr., Beals Island, ME
  • Fishery: Lobster
  • Hull:
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Andrew Gove: 85 and counting; 78 of ‘em lobstering

STONINGTON, ME – The crew in the machine shop at Billings Diesel & Marine is doing its thing, prepping the 36′ Northern Bay that sits … Read the rest

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Kelly S latest scalloper to join Starvish fleet

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NEW BEDFORD, MA – Launched last year, the Kelly S is life-long fisherman Ray Starvish’s sixth new boat and likely the last he will personally … Read the rest

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Marine power choices: Think it through

A quick disclaimer before we begin:  The following thoughts are the opinions of the author – that’d be me – and not necessarily those of Commercial Read the rest

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JULY 2014 NEW BOAT – Provider II

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NB-7-14-ProviderIIBuilder: SW Boatworks, Lamoine, ME

Finisher: David Schlaefer, Bernard, ME
w/ John Thurston and Lance Closson

Owner: Lewis Bishop, Bass Harbor, ME

Dimensions: 40′x13’6″x3’10″

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Two brothers and an eastern rig – Ochses on single-boat scalloping

FAIRHAVEN, MA – Eastern rigs were once the mainstay of the New England offshore fleet.  But these classics also are what Point Pleasant, NJ-based brothers … Read the rest

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Titan successfully fishing the Grand Banks

The 111' Titan was refitted with upgraded freezer equipment to ready the dragger for Grand Banks fishing.
(Steven Kennedy photo)

NEW BEDFORD, MA – After a hiatus of almost 20 years, a New England vessel is back on the Grand Banks of Newfoundland.  Carlos Rafael’s … Read the rest

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New Boat – Lindsay’s Turn

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Builder: SW Boatworks, Lamoine, ME

Finisher: Simmons Boatworks, Friendship, ME

Owner: Rex Benner, Friendship, ME

 

 

Dimensions: 44′x17’6″

Designer: Calvin Beal Jr., Beals … Read the rest

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